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your small business. sign up for your free trial today at constantcontact.com/try. >> the economy is shrinking and the economy is playing the blame game. charles: welcome, everyone, i am charles payne in for neil cavuto. the administration is saying that it was hurricane sandy and defense spending cuts and uncertainty about marcotte. one more quarter and we are in a double dip recession with us tonight is xander -- sandra smith. >> that's right, they are trying to use this report. uncertainty when it comes to tax dollars in borrowing more money. charles: the mass media, i saw a report in new york. six reasons this wasn't a bad record. did you see that? >> the media was trying to spin this in every way that they could. they were trying to make it look like a god for them. what we need to do is say that as a lack of economic growth policy. where is the job growth policies? right now we have consumer confidence levels that we just got this week. they are plummeting because people are seeing their paychecks shrink as a result of the expirations of payroll tax cuts. people have less mo
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legal immigration that will build the american economy and strengthen american families. third, we create an effective employment verification system that will present identity theft and tend hiring of future unauthorized workers and lastly, we establish an improved process for e admitting future workers to serve our work force needs while protecting all workers. other bipartisan senators have stood in the same spot before trumpeting similar proposals. but we believe this will be the year congress finally gets it done. the politics on this issue have been turned upside down. for the first time ever, there is more political risk in opposing immigration reform than in supporting it. opportunity to act. but we will only succeed if the effort is bipartisan. by their presence today, my republican colleagues are making a significant statement about the need to fix our broken immigration system. we democrats are equally serious. we do not want immigration as a wedge issue. much rather we want a bipartisan bill that solves the problem and becomes law. we recognize that in order to pass bip
. we still have a risk to the economy. i don't see us heading off to a robust, fast recovery. i think 2013 will be better than 2012. i wish i could tell you that it would be really good because that's what we need. >> i don't call myself an economist. i specialize in economic policy. i try to be a good consumer of other forecasts. one thing i learned from that is frankly i don't trust any macro forecast that goes beyond six months. i don't think -- they are just guessing beyond that. i think we probably -- at least i would have similar reactions. i am still concerned about the risks posed by europe. i'm still quite concerned about the risks from things heating up in the middle east. the u.s. economy is repairing itself. we don't have at significant housing drag that we did a year or two ago. balance sheets are repairing. yes, things seem to be heading in the right direction. but i also think that people often make the mistake of confusing the level for the growth rate. i think we need to understand that even if the economy grows at 2% or 3% this year which seems to be the optimistic b
from how people personally did but how does it into the economy? guest: we are seeing an economy that is recovering slowly from the crisis and recession of 2008 and 2009. we can put a number of side for a minute because that is about investment income. even over the long time horizon, we are seeing incomes rise. people are earning more money. people are starting to put people back to work. certainly, this is not a happy days are here again and everything is fine. we are not healed but it is making progress in that direction. host: take a look at a lot of factors. it look at wages and income and rental income. you look at investment income as a whole. that paints a picture of where americans are financially. guest: that's right. you can't buy the things you need if you don't have income. for some, that is a paycheck from their job or from retirees, social security benefits. or for people who have invested a lot, it might be invested -- investment income dividends. wherever it comes from, that is the core of how you buy the things you need and want. host: our guests will take a loo
numbers announced yesterday. the economy added 150,000 new jobs, but the unemployment rate ticked up to 7.9%, which is what we have there on our map this was also the lead story in this morning's new york times -- on our map. this was also the lead story in this morning's new york times. patrick, explain how that works, more jobs added, but the unemployment rate goes up. guest: the economy needs to add up -- needs to create enough jobs to make up for people coming into the labour market. this month, we fell slightly short of getting there. it is worth noting, the unemployment rate has a margin for error of 0.2%. when it picks up a 0.1%, we say, it is essentially unchanged. there is a wiggle room for measurements. it is right around par. host: when these numbers come out, the numbers come out, and there is an explanation that they can be adjusted in a month or so down the road trips -- road. guest: tell us about -- as more data comes in, debris-estimate how many jobs came in, and for december, they went from 155,000 jobs to 196,000 jobs. and in november, job growth was showing 146,000 jobs
's economy. david cay johnston on today's troubling gdp report. >>> bobby jindal breaks his own rule. >> we've got to stop being the stupid party. >> find out how the poor in his state are about to start suffering on friday. >>> and brand-new polling proves again that we're living in a center-left country. tonight i'll tell you why it's up to one person to keep it that way. good to have you with us tonight, folks. thanks for watching. an emotional scene on capitol hill today. former congresswoman gabrielle giffords returned to congress for a senate hearing on gun violence. two years ago, giffords was shot in the head during a shooting spree that killed six people in tucson, arizona. the 71 words gifford spoke today did not come easy for her. but her message is one every american needs to hear. >> thank you for inviting me. here today. this is an important conversation for our children, for our communities, for democrats and republicans. speaking is difficult, but i need to say something important. violence is a big problem. too many children are dying. too many children. we must do somethin
in the technology industry where it was mentioned that between 2010 2010-2020, the american economy will annually create more than 120,000 additional computer or science jobs that were require at least a bachelors degree. that's just mention one aspect of this. this is great news for many of our computer science students. and for joy that is the end of the good news. each year only about 40,000 american students receive bachelor degrees in computer science. in other words, there are approximately 80,000 new computer science positions every year in the united states cannot be filled by available american workforce positions. and i have positions that need to be filled so that our technology industry can continue to thrive. simply put, u.s. based companies have a great need for those trained in the science, technology, engineering and math fields. but at least right now there are not enough americans trained and ready to fill these jobs. we cannot continue to simply hope that american companies do not move operations to countries where they have greater access for individuals trained in these s.t.e
here is to help undocumented immigrants who are already a part of the this country's economy and he made the argument that helping them would help all americans. >> obama: every day, like the rest of us, they go out and they go out and trytry to earn a living. they often do that in a shadow of economy where employers may offer them less than minimum wage or make them work overtime without extra pay. when in a happens, it's not just bad for them but the entire economy. because all the business who is are trying to do the right thing thing, hire people legally following the rules, they are the ones who suffer. >> jennifer: he's right, the shadow economy hurts everyone, particularly the workers who are operating in it. 67% of domestic workers are paid below the minimum wage. less than 2% receive retirement or pension. 65% of those workers don't have health insurance and there is absolutely no recurs. 85% of undocumented immigrants who encounter problems in their working conditions didn't complain because of their shaky immigration status. they have reason to be concerned, that it woul
. with massive federal budget cuts looming, the local economy has no choice but to ajetion. >> but to adjust. >> sequestration, federal cutbacks, just the threat of that has slowed our economy. >> reporter: that's the big picture. the little picture hits you right in the paycheck leaving local economy watcher dr. steven fuller of george mason crunching the numbers for your bank account. >> we're down about 8,000 jobs from the peak which was in mid- 2010. average salaries in the washington area went down first time. >> reporter: long considered one of the best economies in the country, the washington area is still -- [indiscernible] -- but it's at risk of losing its edge. the transition could change the region's spending habits. >> we won't be able to support so many white table restaurants or won't be able to support as high end a housing market if this continues for many years. we're going through a major change in the economy. >> reporter: even if congress stops the budget cuts, the local economy could be in for a rougher ride this year since we're taking home less money. you can blame the
to bring down the debt. not just as a share of economy, but overall. you're right. it doesn't bring down the debt. at all. mr. speaker, that's the conflict that we face here as a people, as a country, not as republicans, not as democrats, but as a people. on the one hand, what our politicians are saying is we're going to use the money to pay down our debt. but what the reality is is that proposers are coming out today that never, ever, ever pay down a penny of debt. now, mr. speaker, if you want to see that for yourself, you can look. the president's budget each year is posted online, on the o.m.b. website. the first one he submitted, i hold the cover page here, was called a new era of responsibility. it was the first budget that the president ever submitted. but as i go through that budget, mr. speaker, what i see is projects -- proximates for 2020, for 20 -- projections for 2020, for 2030, for 2040, for 260 and for 2080 -- 20 of 6 -- 2060 and for 2080. you hear that, you have children. 2020, 2030, 2040, 2060 and 2080. and in each one of those years, according to the president's budget,
be paid. when that goes into the family checkbook, it will go right in to the economy which we need right now. to buy shoes, to buy food, to do all the things that occur in the real economy. so we think it's great social policy, but we think it's an economic mandate. >> and senator boxer, that is a fact because with $10,000 less a year, then they earned with men, women could buy, if they had that money, 92 weeks of groceries or 13 months of rent or 39 months of family health insurance premium. i mean, we're talking food, housing, health care. this isn't just a little extra money. this is vital, especially for single moms. >> it is so critical. and it is, you know, what happens is we have a consumer-driven economy. about 70% of our economy depends on the consumer going out and spending. so when senator mikulski describes this, she's exactly right. an when you take it to a further level, it's critical. it's critical for the family. it's critical for retirement. it's critical for the economy. so all of this means we're going to have a real strong push. and i think this year, maybe we'll get
abiding companies get workers they need in the 1st century economy and create a path to citizenship to bring the undocumented immigrants this country out of the shadows and into the full light of the american dream. >> some republicans say it's important to emphasize border security and be fair to 5 million people hoping to legally go to america. >> some waiting an average of seven years because the bureaucratic red tape. >> after progressives led with president obama today, the status quo doesn't work. >> we were talking about trying to fix a broken system. a system that doesn't work for anybody in the country. we were talking about common sense comprehensive reform. >> fixing it can be so tricky a bipartisan group has a meeting secretly to hammer out a deal. sources say it's expected they'll roll out a more detailed plan than the senate group did by next week. >>> f.b.i. data indicate a dropoff in federal background checks for gun sales in january after a surge at the end of last year. the ap reports the system processed less than 2.5 million checks last month, down from more than
, great for the economy. david: we will see what happens. a dysfunctional bureaucracy. how about a little bit of help at the gas pump. the governor is looking to completely do away with the state capital. no state has ever done that before. he wants to get rid of his. with us to tell us why coming up later. liz: adam shapiro, how did they do? adam: earnings per share is a miss. revenue came in 699.2 million, the street expecting 698.89 million. one of the things they are saying in the report, they see sales being flat to low single digits, same-store restaurant sales excluding additional prices. last quarter talk about the need to raise prices but they are excluding that going forward into 2013. liz: i see an additional $100 million to repurchase shares of share. david: let's get some details on what is happening with these numbers as soon as they come in. and our market panel. managing director. larry, i want to go to you first come it looks like in between news after hours, the stock not being affected at all. >> not be affected at all. it is a very good by long-term. they're getting in
the american economy and strengthen american families. third, creating an effective employment verification system that will prevent identity theft and and the hiring of future unauthorized workers. leslie, an approved process for admitting future workers to serve the nation's workforce needs while simultaneously protecting all workers. other bipartisan groups of senators have stood in the same spot before, trumpeting similar proposals. but we believe that this will be the year that congress finally gets this done. the politics on this issue have been turned upside down. for the first time ever, there has been more political risk in opposing immigration reform than supporting it. host: senator chuck schumer, outlining the details of the immigration reform agreement so far. here is the headline from "roll call," this morning. host: here to talk more about this story, the staff writer at "roll-call," humberto sanchez. have democrats been able to move the ball forward? caller: it appears so, but principle is a big step forward. senator schumer mentioned that. it has been tried for a couple of
of cyber warfare just became more real for a lot of americans. >>> mixed signals in the american economy. wall street closes out its best january in almost 20 years. but what about the other indicators that we're headed for more trouble. >>> and breaking her silence. beyonce shows up in new orleans, and in the process delivers what one reporter called the first in your face moment of the super bowl. "nightly news" begins now. >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >>> good evening. the people at the brady campaign to prevent gun violence, the people who also compile the numbers, tell us that so far today, 203 people have been shot in this country. that's just today, and just as of 6:00 p.m. eastern time. among the shootings, kauffman, texas, an assistant district attorney gunned down and killed outside the courthouse where he worked. lincoln, nebraska. a man shot while in his apartment building after two armed men burst in. atlanta, georgia. a 14-year-old student shot in the head at price middle school this afternoon, one person
. >>> in his weekly address, president obama gave an upbeat outlook for the economy this year. >> we are poised to grow in 2013. the real signs of progress, home prices are starting to climb again. sales are at a five-year high. manufacturing is roaring back. businesses created $2.2 million jobs last year. we just learned our economy created more jobs over the past few months than originally thought. >> joining me is elijah cummings. sir, nice to see you. thanks for joining me. it was a mixed bag for the economy. the gdp detracted but there were good numbers in the report. listening to the president, he sounded optimistic. how do you see the economy? >> i see the economy as being fragile. but definitely moving in the right direction. alex, it's why we have to be so careful with regard to what we do in congress. a lot of the problems that could come about with regard to gdp is a result of the public and business feeling a certain level of uncertainty. we have to make -- we have to do what we are supposed to do in congress, come to reasonable decisions. we have to have some cuts. those cuts have
the debt we can eliminate an additional drag on our economy. so this isn't a conversation about austerity. it is a conversation about growth and opportunity. that doesn't mean we're all going to agree on the path forward. americans certainly expect a serious policy debate. they expect both parties to offer competing plans to preserve and protect long-term entitlement programs and they expect both sides to propose different plans to get our fiscal house in order and our country back to economic health. now, republicans have done their part. the budget is passed by house republicans over the past couple of years contained fresh ideas that would help solve our fiscal crisis an. but from the democrats, so far not much. four years on, president obama and congressional democrats still have yet to offer a serious plan to address the economic challenges we face. they have been content to wage political war instead. it is my hope that the debate over the debt ceiling will finally move our friends on the other side beyond their preoccupation with the horse race. already, senate democrats have commi
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. the economy is deteriorating. you can come up with any excuses you like. hurricane sandy did, the republicans or lower defense spending but the fact is numbers are what they are. the economy is contracting. layoffs are at far too high a level. if you dig into today's report, in december the holiday period our spending in america went up only .2%. a deteriorating economy, bill. bill: that is paltry. the gdp number, help me understand because they explain the drop-off with cuts to defense spending, right? if that is the case, is it only federal spending that is keeping us going in any direction? >> hold on a second. there is always an excuse. over the past four years whenever the economy has turned sour there has been an excuse. the japanese tsunami. the egyptian arab spring, the europeans, trouble in japan, the republicans, the downgrade, hurricane sandy. drop-off in defense spending. there is always an excuse. the fact is, we have never achieved a robust expansion since the end of the recession. now this latest go round yesterday when the economy showed to be contracting it was blamed on lowe
support this plan say reform is good for elections and the economy. >> reform is critical to the nation's economy. the reality is that even in a very tight economy, there are all types of industries in our country which have used the work of immigrants every day to achieve the economic goals of those industries. >> the vast majority of americans believe that we need to have a legal immigration system that works an we have no is not a 21st century legal immigration system. >> reporter: the house is working on its own version of immigration reform. however, many democratic leaders say they're not quite as far along as the senate and of course they have their own critics, many of them republican members of the house who are concerned about money and whether or not the money will go towards securing our boarders. we'll have much more -- our borders. we'll have much more coming up in the half-hour. >> thanks, delia, live on capitol hill this morning. >>> in the last year border patrol agents have been dealing with more people trying to come to the country illegal. in 2012 agents made more th
debate. >> there is no question that the economy is what the elections are about. but i would point out to the scholars that there were two chefs in public opinion during this campaign. the first one came after the first debate. when suddenly, here came romney and people said, that look like obama was going to run away with it, and the second change came at the end of the democratic convention, after the speech by bill clinton. these chefs do change minds and i think fat they are one of the best parts of the campaign process and i think that we need to have more debates. >> but let me say to the scholars, they overlook the obvious and maybe that is why they are scholars. [laughter] no, that is applied -- that is not a put down. scholars need to go beyond the obvious. that is what makes them scholars. what is obvious is that 64 million people watched the first debate. four years ago was about the same number and there was no two-one change like there was in 2012 of what the debates too, they are confirming exercises. and the scholars tend to say, they did not change any votes and as a co
to economies of scale. retirement income options would be current and former employees that have little incentive to do so. our defined contribution system is not perfect, but there's other things to make it substantively better. in conclusion we can increase coverage by creating a low-cost mechanism for small employers can benefit from the east of payroll deduction to fund a retirement savings account. we can encourage employers and ways for higher employer contribution rates. third, we can limit plant them for three can encourage the adoption of annuity options. thank you. >> thank you, dr. madrian. ask around the five-minute questions. i want you to know we are looking at the leakage problem and something i've become more aware of and hopefully this committee will be looking at the shortly. let me ask you -- share this retirement plan, a key open issue is that the contribution rate should be. those who have been working on developing this plan have thought about it not for social security between employer to give you contribution was some low threshold employer match and allowing an
enforcement in the 1970's, the men and women in the academy and then when they are out of the economy, the men and women are retrained on a monthly basis. they go to training. they go to the gun range. they are marksman. we have men and women that never pulled a service revolver. there has to be -- we do have gun-control in california. i do believe it does help, it really does help. i commend our senators and our president. newtown is a tragedy, a travesty. i have a granddaughter and there are young children who are our relatives. it does not make a difference. it could be young or old. we had a gentleman -- or rather a murderer from orange county, riverside county rather, the law enforcement gathered together. they were very emboldened and the economy in san diego. it tooks swap teams probably seven hours to get this man out. he had broken into a house and stole 30 guns, besides being a wanted murder. they did get him. i am proud of our men and women here in california. host: one more question. if the congress could do one thing, what would you like to see them do? caller: i would like to see
. two wars come to an economy in, traditional alliances fraying, are diplomatic standing damaged, and around the world people questioning america's commitments to core values and their ability to maintain our global leadership. that was my inbox on day one as your secretary of state. today conclave the world remains a dangerous and complicated place and of course we still face many difficult challenges. but a lot has changed in the last four years. under president obama's leadership we have ended the war in iraq, begun a transition in afghanistan and brought osama bin laden to justice. we have also revitalized american diplomacy and strengthen our alliances. and while our economic recovery is not yet complete, we are heading in the right direction. in short, america today is stronger at home and more respected in the world. and our global leadership is on firmer footing than many predicted. to understand what we have been trying to do these last four years, it's helpful to start with some history. last year i was honored to deliver the forest all lecture at the naval academy name
, is unconscionable. when we turn this economy around, and it will rebound, we need to end hunger now. we may not be able to wipe out all disease, we probably can't eliminate war, but we have the resources, we know what it takes. we need to muster the will to end hunger once and for all. hunger is a political condition. it's important to point out that even though 50 million people were food insecure, the vast majority had a safety net that prevented them from actually starving. that safety ned is called the supplement -- that safety net is called snap. snap is a program that provides low-income families with food they otherwise could not afford to buy. more than 75 million families relied on snap to provide food for their families. it is a lifeline for these 47 million people who struggle to make ends meet. i don't deny this is a big number, but it's a big number because it's a big problem. mr. speaker, america's hunger problem will be dramatically worse without snap. just imagine what this country would look like if we didn't have the safety net that snap provides for low-income families in
is expected to sign this bill immediately. >>> now to the economy and the financial markets. stocks fell a bit today with all three major indexes modestly lower. but for the month, the dow was up almost 6%, the best since january in '94. nasdaq gained 4%, s&p just over 6. its best january since '97. what is the market surge trying to tell us when mixed in with some bad news out there, as well? and on the eve of another big jobs report? our report from nbc's tom costello. >> reporter: 25-year-old kory wilson can tell you, it's not easy looking for a job. she has applied for 200 since earning a master's degree in public relations last may. >> being a post graduate, either i'm overqualified or i'm underqualified. >> she is looking for work, but the economy seemingly poised to either take off or take a stumble. today new applications brought employment benefits jumped by 38,000. but they hit five-year lows the previous two weeks. personal income and spending both grew in december. the housing market seems to be improving, and while the economy actually shrank in the fourth quarter, many blame gove
of the economy and financial crisis, that is what we are asking about you this morning, if the financial crisis has delayed those plants for you. give us a call. robert, clinton, md., you are on, sir. caller: 401k, in the early part of november my three kids were named the beneficiaries. we did all the paperwork. here it is, since february 4, and i have not got the money yet. the company that has the 401k, first of all, you cannot find them. i work in the credit union. they would not give you any information about the company that had the 401k. here it is, the fourth, and they still have not got the money. you have got to wait a long time to get your money. host: tell us a little bit about your plans, because of the limbo you are in. what does that mean for you? caller how it means i have to be very careful about four hope -- 401k. if something happened to me, i would release the money to my kids or something like that. if they needed it right away, they could get it, but they still have not received the money. i still do not know how these things work. because of the interest, i do not know. t
to find a serious piece of economic evidence that low-end immigration is overall bad for the economy. it's good. it's a net -- it's a net positive for the economy. all kinds of immigration. because those folks that are coming in. particularly if they're on a path to legalization, are not doing the same task. they're not going for the same jobs as, say, an american with a high school degree. ultimately, this raises all those, and it's something that the dynamism of our country is based upon. >> and at the same time, the president, as he's done successfully in the past, he's got this idea to win over the public. let me play for you a little part of that big speech he gave in las vegas. >> remember that this is not just a debate about policy. it's about people. it's about men and women. and young people, who want nothing more than the chance to earn their way into the american story. >> there's a new gallup poll out today, chris. he has a 70% approval rating with hispanics. we know they voted for him by 71%. both sides are doing various things to try to court that vote. the republicans got
be a different story. >> i would remind you that three of mind -- six of mine, three of them were the economy. and that really stunned everybody. >> and even getting into this, this is the experience of the league of women voters, they sponsored the debate in 1976 and 1984 and for the sake of transparency i was one of the reporters that ask questions in 1984. when we finished with that, they pulled out of the sponsorship and argued at the time that there was too much party interference and they said that they had no intention of becoming an accessory to the hoodwinking of the american public. i think that this is terribly tough language, but my question -- this is overstated. >> but my question to you is not as moderators but as reporters. is this something where there may be the beginning of too cozy a relationship between the parties, and the public? >> i really don't -- i did a foreign policy debate and two of my sections were the middle east. are you going to talk about foreign policy without talking about the middle east? this? >> if they don't want to do this, this is fine with me. >> o
. chuck todd joins us to talk about the economy and the next secretary of state. >>> a dog fighting ring busted in the district. two dogs are up for adoption. >>> health experts say they have a new update on just how fast the flu is spreading. p. >>> protests outside eye jept turned deadly. a man was shot in the chest. it happened as krouse fought with the police. protesters through molotov cocktails and fire crackers tess walls of the presidential compound. the officers fired back with water cannons and tier gas. president morsi was not there at the time. protesters are demanding a new constitutional and government. >>> the obama administration offered a promise today to religious groups regarding birth control plans. it includes birth control under preventive caring, requiring insurance companies to cover that cost. more than 40 lawsuits were filed, saying that forcen them to provide this kind of coverage is unstill. the new policy will let more organizations opt out, giving women other options for the contraceptive coverage. that's now subject to a 60-day review. >>> former governor s
of immigrants, 80% at least are low education, low skilled, we're a post industrial economy, not clear what the new economy is, we are not an steel economy more an -- we're not an industrial economy more an agricultural one. no one has provided the answer to that. >> one heck of a quandry. >> before i let you go, marko rubio, one of the biggest names of the republican pushing for this, this is a win-win for president to your point but it seems like a lose-lose for g.o.p., can he come out smelling like a rose. >> of course senator rubio is thinking about his position went the party, he is trying to strike some middle ground against anti-immigration absolutists on one side, and business community on the other. it seems that this comes to border enforcement, if rubio can convince republican primary voter ease is for border enforcement first, he comes out well. >> the president will come out well, and the rest of us will have one big tab, what the heck, put it with the rest of them, thank you, tucker. >> is there a new sheriff in town. >> >> a calling in to sheriff, nobody messes with joe. >> t
to the economy that we are not going to like. the headline from last week about the slowing of our gdp, it is going to be a situation where it is no longer acceptable to kick the can. so, when we talk about the need for tax reforms, i am one who says that we have got to put it all on the table. we have got to be willing to make some very difficult choices. the options if we fail to act are not something that most in this country will be satisfied with. >> i know that says you want to take a look at some of the energy initiatives here. in the house they talked about doing energy efficiency legislation puc that moving? still questionable? >> let me just start by saying that i am a firm believer in doing more in this country when it comes to efficiency. it is one of the legs of the energy tool that is absolutely critical to us. i think it is often overlooked. people look -- people look to the old technologies and there are things making news. someone joked to me once that if we could just figure out how to have a groundbreaking or ribbon cutting that involved some kind of energy efficienc
economy, this congress said no, our motto would be in god we trust. and when i was a young boy, john kennedy facing the cuban missile crisis said this, the guiding principle of this country has always been, is today and will forever be in god we trust. mr. speaker, with that great history of faith, why is it that faith is under attack so much across this nation? well, mr. speaker, tune in, because in a few weeks, we will be back on this floor and we'll tell you who's doing it and why they are doing it and what we need to do to stop it. i thank you and i yield back my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. under the speaker's announced policy of january 3, 2013, the gentleman from new york, mr. jeverries is recognized for 60 -- mr. jeffries is recognized for 60 minutes as the designee of the minority leader. mr. jeffries: i ask for unanimous consent that the -- be entered into the record a letter from the distinguished gentlelady from texas, mrs. johnson. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. jeffries: today we are here as members o
the board spending cuts with a short-term fix. >> our economy right now is headed in the right direction. it will stay that way as long as there aren't anymore self- inflicted wounds coming out of washington. >> last year, congress and the president signed off on the automatic cuts to force themselves to deal with the nation's skyrocketing debt. the original deadline was january 1, and when they couldn't reach a larger budget deal then, they postponed to march 1. head off a hit to the fragile economy and work out a ten-year plan. >> we should give them a chance to come up with this budget instead of making cuts now that will cost us jobs and significantly slow down our recovery. >> the president continues to push an approach that includes spending cuts, but house speaker, john boehner, says tax hikes are out of the question. >> every month feels the same. high unemployment, a rise in our prizes and more debt for our kids and grandkids. >> he does not want another tech rare fix. some house republicans have indicated they will let the automatic cuts take effect if there's no long-term
to the economy and republicans pushing for border security and that both sides should take their time to provide a pathway to citizenship for the 11 million illegal immigrants curaren'tly in the u.s. >> and that is not about being in a hurry but trying to get it right. on behalf of the american people, and those who are suffering under an immigration system that and the work very well for anybody. >> both the house and senate curaren'tly drafting their own immigration bills, the president preparing to deliver his proposal next week. >>> president obama made his first trip as president to israel in the spring. while in the region, at least he will, he will visit the west bank and jordan. analysts say the president's trip could offer an opportunity to repair a strained relationship with the prime minister and the possibility for a breakthrough in the stalled negotiations between israelys and the palestinians. >>> the first bipartisan house bill to combat gun trafficking was announced today. the gun prevention act of 2013 makes firearms trafficking a federal crime and will impose stronger penalties
of people. and that's not just a point about the economy. think about language. nobody plans the english language. the english language arose spontaneous. it evolves just like the french language, the russian language. the are a few linkages like esperanto, that have a few things in common. they were designed by human beings. they were planned, and no one face them. all of the languages people actually speak are examples of spontaneous order. law, i know we are here in the rayburn house office building. everybody here thinks they are involved in making law, or at the very best, the president and the congress and maybe the supreme court make law. but the fact is law originally evolved spontaneous. people have disputes. they try to settle them. sometimes they turned to a neighbor to settle them. some of the wisest neighbors became known as judges. and the judges started saying, how did we decide that last time? that's how president and case law build up. he was actually much into that process that government started saying let's codify the law. let's write it down, and let's change it thro
position on the economy has been congressman paul ryan, who chairs the house budget committee. and just as mr. ryan has problems recalling his exact marathon time, so he appears to have real problems with who was responsible for the sequester in the first place. >> we think the sequesters will happen because the democrats have opposed our efforts to replace those cuts with others and they've offered no alternatives. >> and while the republican approach to the fast approaching sequester leads them to rewrite history and ignore the potential for economic disaster, mr. ryan's friend and colleague, eric cantor, was also out delivering his own version of republican revisionism. >> our house republican majority stands ready for the president and his party to join us in actually tackling the big problems facing this country. >> that was mr. eric cantor 6.0-let's turn to representative keith ellison, democrat from the state of minnesota. and to my colleague, joy reid, who is managing editor of thegrio.com. congressman, it seems to me, sir, we have a major collision today. on the one hand, we ha
&d, infrastructure, the sort of things that will grow this economy, the sort of things that are investments in the future that help us grow economically right now. can't we do both, christie? >> i think we have to do both. i think it's certainly what john podesta and the center for american progress have argued for from the beginning, which is a balance add approach. and your point, joe, which is that there's a difference between investment and expense. and those of us who believe government has a critical role to play have to be for smart government. and i think that this election may be something of a turning point in that instead of arguing about whether there is a role for government and whether government is the problem, we now see whether it's around an issue like immigration or whether it's around the fiscal issues, the necessity of looking to government for leadership in terms of what will actually create a fair playing field, and that's about tax reform. that's about a balance between growth-oriented policies and appropriate spending cuts. >> joe? >> you know, there are things, jon
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